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Displaying items tagged: Business Leaders for Michigan

Sunday, 18 December 2022 18:00

Talent, economic development and playing defense: Biz advocates prepare for new landscape in Lansing

As Democrats prepare to control both the executive and legislative branches of state government for the first time in 40 years, business advocates hope to find common ground on issues such as talent and economic development.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 12 December 2022 00:01

Michigan’s economic competitiveness dips slightly as other states make gains

The leader of a statewide executive roundtable hopes legislators and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer continue focusing on key issues such as talent and workforce development to improve Michigan’s business climate and competitiveness.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 09 October 2022 19:18

The SOAR Fund takes flight to secure large competitive projects

Creating the Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve Fund gave Michigan a new tool to lure major economic development projects that business advocates say has quickly altered the national perception about the state.


Thursday, 08 September 2022 12:40

University of Michigan economists expect job growth to ease as interest rates continue to rise

Job growth in Michigan will ease through 2023 as the U.S. economy slows as a result of rising interest rates intended to tame inflation.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 13 March 2022 18:03

People in the news: March 14, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for March 14, 2022

Published in Talent
Sunday, 13 March 2022 18:36

Tax cut plans come as Michigan’s business tax climate ranks favorably

Michigan’s business tax climate ranks comparatively well to other states, and business advocates say election-year tax cuts proposed in Lansing could further improve that standing.

Published in Finance

Thursday, 03 March 2022 12:13

Survey: Business executives’ economic outlook is optimistic despite labor, inflation concerns

Seven out of 10 executives responding to a recent Business Leaders for Michigan survey say their business now performs better than prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, although labor shortages and inflation concerns persist.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 20 January 2022 00:01

Further investment needed to improve Michigan’s national economic ranking, according to business roundtable analysis

Michigan needs to make further investments to become a top 10 state in economic performance despite the “huge improvement” and economic growth over more than a decade since the Great Recession, according to an analysis by Business Leaders for Michigan.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:00

Biz groups quiet on economic implications of abortion restrictions

The longstanding U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, which has protected abortion access before fetal viability for 49 years, is set to be directly challenged this year. 

Published in Economic Development

Thursday, 09 December 2021 17:53

Legislature moves quickly to advance economic development incentive programs

LANSING — The Michigan Senate today passed a trio of bills that would create new state funds to support major corporate economic development projects in the state.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 11:26

Survey: Michigan executives expect state, U.S. economies to remain on track over the next year

A vast majority of executives surveyed by Business Leaders for Michigan expects the U.S. and state economies to remain on the current pace or grow over the next six months to a year.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 14 June 2021 16:29

Whitmer plan would use $1.4B in federal funding to improve access to child care

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proposed spending $1.4 billion to improve access to child care and improving wages for child care workers.

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 11:42

MEDC selects New Orleans economic development leader as next CEO

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has selected Quentin Messer Jr. from New Orleans as its next CEO.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 17 May 2021 16:57

Biz leaders survey: Most companies plan gradual return to office

Michigan business leaders expect a strong third and fourth quarter this year as vaccinations and federal stimulus funds are deployed, while most companies expect a gradual return to in-person work, according to a survey by a statewide business roundtable.

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:31

Survey of Michigan business executives shows growing economic optimism

A growing number of business executives anticipate higher employment and capital investments over the next six to 12 months as post-pandemic economic outlooks are increasingly optimistic, according to a recent survey by Business Leaders for Michigan.

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 15:11

Advocates call on Southwest Michigan First to back civil rights expansion after CEO controversy

KALAMAZOO — LGBTQ advocates say Southwest Michigan First should support expanding Michigan’s civil rights law following backlash to the appointment of its new CEO, former House Speaker Lee Chatfield.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 31 January 2021 16:32

Whitmer, GOP legislature compete over COVID relief funding

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers are squaring off over multi-billion-dollar COVID-19 spending plans that would bolster a vaccine rollout, K-12 schools preparedness and crucial business support.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 15:44

Whitmer’s $5.6 billion COVID recovery plan includes additional business support

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has unveiled a $5.6 billion pandemic recovery spending plan that primarily uses federal funding to help control the spread of COVID-19, which state officials and economists say is crucial to ensure broader economic recovery.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 22 November 2020 12:27

Michigan’s Road to Top Ten

When things seem uncertain, there’s no substitute for a great plan. After a decade of recovery following the Great Recession, Michigan’s economy is imperiled by COVID-19-related business closures and layoffs. How our state responds will define us for a generation.

Published in Sponsored content
Sunday, 08 November 2020 09:58

MiBiz Growth Report: November 8, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for November 8, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 02 November 2020 12:01

Michigan executives show more optimistic outlook in months ahead amid virus uncertainty

Chief executives expect the state and U.S. economies to stabilize or perform better in the months ahead and continue to rebound from sharp pandemic-related declines in the spring.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 23 September 2020 15:53

Business roundtable to track diversity efforts among members: ‘What gets measured gets done’

Business Leaders for Michigan plans to begin collecting and tracking data on diversity and inclusion efforts among members.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 30 August 2020 17:26

Biz groups back new Holland LGBTQ anti-discrimination ordinance

HOLLAND — Business leaders and elected officials in Holland say the city’s recently approved anti-discrimination ordinance codifying protections for the LGBTQ community will be beneficial for retaining and attracting talent.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 31 July 2020 12:27

Michigan’s Road to Top Ten

When things seem uncertain, there’s no substitute for a great plan. After a decade of recovery following the Great Recession, Michigan’s economy is imperiled by COVID-19-related business closures and layoffs. How our state responds will define us for a generation.

Published in Sponsored content

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 15:03

Survey: Few biz leaders expect increased hiring, investment in next 6-12 months

Fewer than one in five executives expect to add jobs or expand capital investments over the next six to 12 months, according to a recent survey by Business Leaders for Michigan.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 20 July 2020 14:27

Business Leaders for Michigan PAC contributes $100,000 to civil rights expansion campaign

The political advocacy arm of Business Leaders for Michigan, a roundtable composed of some of the state’s largest companies, has contributed $100,000 to a ballot initiative to expand Michigan’s civil rights law to include LGBTQ protections.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 26 April 2020 18:20

The new normal: As public officials and businesses plan to reopen, the future will look much different

The world around us — as we knew it in Michigan before March 10 — is going to look much different for the next 12 to 18 months.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 26 April 2020 11:33

MiBiz Growth Report: April 26, 2020

MiBiz growth report for April 26, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 23 April 2020 10:44

Business Leaders for Michigan CEO to retire

The chief executive of Business Leaders for Michigan, a statewide business roundtable of top CEOs and university presidents, plans to retire at the end of the year.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 12 April 2020 18:57

State, local officials seek federal help as COVID-19 budget deficits loom

Shrinking revenue from sales, income and gasoline taxes could cost state and local governments billions of dollars in the coming months, potentially cutting already stretched services and leading to a prolonged recession without sufficient federal support.

Published in Economic Development

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